Neve’s Mission to support The Fishermen 2018

Neve’s Mission to support The Fishermen

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Fishmongers, Neve Fleetwood will be raising money for two charities this Christmas – The Fishermen’s Mission and the RNLI in Fleetwood, with the production of 2019 Calendars celebrating the local area.

The A3 glossy picture calendar will be on sale from Neve Fleetwood from Thursday 1st November 2018. With a limited print of only 500 calendars, 100% of the £7 cover charge will be split between the two charities, thanks to the generosity of the company directors who have covered the print costs. It is anticipated that over £1,250 will be raised for each charity.

The calendar features photos, old and new, of Fleetwood, taken by the team at Neve, members of the public and kindly donated from personal family albums from the past. In addition, singer and actor, Alfie Boe, who was born in Blackpool, and his management team have kindly donated a photo of Alfie’s recent concert which took place at Fleetwood Football Club, for inclusion.

The Fishermen’s Mission and Fleetwood RNLI are close to the heart of the Neve Fleetwood team; with the majority having family members both past and present that have worked, or still work in the fishing industry.

The Fishermen’s Mission reaches out to both active and retired fishermen by providing practical, spiritual and financial support, as well as a vital emergency response service. They are the only national charity that works solely to help fishermen and their families, and for over 130 years of service, the Fishermen’s Mission has stayed true to their Christian calling with a strong tradition and proud heritage.

RNLI crews and lifeguards around the UK, have saved over 142,200 lives since 1824 – they are the charity that saves lives at sea. Every day of every year, people of all backgrounds get into danger in the water. Fleetwood now operates both an all-weather Shannon class lifeboat, and an inshore D class lifeboat. The crews have been presented with 15 awards for gallantry.

Neve Fleetwood have been providing fresh fish and seafood to the restaurant and catering industry in and around the North West, for over 30 years. Neve Fleetwood goes back three generations to when its founders Chris and Gerrard Neve began going door-to-door, selling fish to local markets and restaurants. The business has changed dramatically since those days, however one thing that remains is the heritage and passion amongst the Neve Fleetwood team, who are all local, with their roots firmly based in the fishing industry.

To find out more information about The Fisherman’s Mission, please visit their website at

To find out more information about The RNLI, please visit their website at

To order your copy of the calendar please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01253 774100.

A perfect storm: Why salmon prices are soaring in 2016

A perfect storm: Why salmon prices are soaring in 2016

As a consumer product, very few types of seafood are able to compete on the same levels of supply and international demand as farmed Atlantic salmon. The increasing global appetite for this fish has seen exports grow rapidly in the last two decades, reaching a record 2.3 million tonnes with a value in excess of €13 billion last year.

Collectively, the salmon farming industry’s output has grown 7-8% annually since 1997. However, this year’s total is expected to decline to around 2.2 million tonnes with many stakeholders not expecting any increase for at least another two years.

There are a number of reasons for this supply decrease, but the biggest impacts have come from naturally occurring biological challenges in key farming areas – predominantly sea lice infestations in Norway and algal blooms in Chile. Historically, these two countries account for around two-thirds of the world’s salmon production, but both are forecast to see their respective outputs fall by 100,000 tonnes in 2016.

While there is some good news in the market in terms of salmon supply, such as higher output from Scotland this year, these contributions do very little to offset the overall decline. Therefore, combining the reduced availability with the unprecedented demand for salmon, a perfect storm has emerged whereby at numerous stages this year salmon prices have been 30-40% more than they were in the corresponding period of 2015.

Unfortunately, the high prices and declining availability of farmed salmon have left many buyers and processors in key markets struggling to fill orders in recent months. With sea lice, algal blooms and other biological challenges remaining unwanted forces to be reckoned with, not to mention fast-growing demand from existing and new regions, the market should be prepared to pay more for salmon in the future. We will all simply have to wait to see by how much and for how long.

Some comfort should be taken from the salmon industry’s determination to quickly get production back on a growth trend. As the aquaculture sector’s technological frontrunner, it is actively seeking, through heavy investment, new production areas, alternative feed sources, new technologies etc. that can help solve its biological challenges cost-effectively and bring greater stability to the market.

For more information, please contact your Account Manager on 01253 774100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Neve Fleetwood
Copse Rd, Fleetwood
Lancashire, FY7 6RP

Phone: 01253 774 100

Bidfresh Limited trading as Neve Fleetwood
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Registered office address: Units 10-14, Cedar Way Industrial Estate, Camley Street, London, N1C 4PD


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